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Winnipeg Jets Acrylic Hockey Display Cases
It doesn’t matter if you collect hockey pucks, helmets, jerseys or hockey caps. We have just the right Winnipeg Jets Display Cases to hold and display your valued souvenir. Each of our cases has an engraved Winnipeg Jets logo and is made in the USA from high quality acrylic.
History Of The Winnipeg Jets
The Winnipeg Jets are the second NHL team to carry that name with the first, original Winnipeg Jets forming in 1971 as one of the founding franchises in the World Hockey Association, a league that was formed in direct competition to the historic NHL. By 1979 most of the WHA teams had folded although the Winnipeg Jets continued going strong. A merger between the two leagues saw the four remaining WHA teams (Quebec Nordiques, Edmonton Oilers, Hartford Whalers and Winnipeg Jets) join the NHL.
The Winnipeg Jets were to move to Minnesota following a move of the North Stars to Dallas but that didn’t happen. The Jets moved to Arizona to become the Phoenix Coyotes in 1997. The new NHL expansion franchise in Atlanta, the Thrashers, started playing in 1999. The team was the second NHL team to play in Atlanta as the 1972 Flames moved in 1980 to Calgary. The Thrashers had difficulty throughout their life in Atlanta attracting fans and although investors in Winnipeg were starting to look at bringing the NHL back to Manitoba as early as 2009, they were looking at possibly buying the failing Atlanta team and relocating it in Winnipeg.
The investment group had tried and failed in returning the Phoenix Coyotes to Manitoba but it wasn’t until 2011 that the NHL governors gave formal approval of the relocation plan involving the Thrashers. There was no doubt that any NHL franchise to relocate to Winnipeg would end up with the Jets name which was an instant hit with fans.
The Winnipeg team colors are Polar night blue, white, Aviator blue and silver and they play in the Central Division of the Western Conference.
Top players for the current Winnipeg Jets include Olli Jokinen (2012-present), Andrew Ladd (2011-present), Mark Stuart (2011-present), Zach Bogosian (2011-present).
The Jets have yet to win a Stanley Cup, Presidents' Trophy, Division or Conference Championships.